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IPL 2022: LSG vs KKR – Match Preview, Prediction, and Fantasy XI

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Lucknow Super Giants are all set to face off against Kolkata Knight Riders (LSG vs KKR) in match 53 of IPL 2022 in Pune in a must-win game for them. KKR need to win all their remaining games to qualify for the playoffs. KKR won their last match against RR after losing a series of matches. LSG is among the top teams this season and just needs a few more wins to qualify for the playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders are led by Shreyas Iyer whereas Lucknow Super Giants is led by KL Rahul. Let’s have a look at their Match Preview, Prediction, and Fantasy XI.

LSG vs KKR: Match Preview

Lucknow Super Giants

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LSG right now has 14 points from 10 games and is almost through to the playoffs. If they beat KKR they get 16 points and can easily qualify for the playoffs. With four matches remaining including the one against the Knights, Lucknow will back themselves to get to 18 to 20 points. KL Rahul is the leading run-scorer of the team. Apart from him Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda are in good form.

Kolkata Knight Riders

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KKR won their previous match against Rajasthan Royals after getting defeated consecutively in five matches. Despite the win, their position in the playoffs isn’t fixed and that creates major concerns about their opening combination. Aaron Finch was the highest scorer against RR since his 58 helped the team to win. The main challenge the team faces is consistency. Shreyas Iyer is the skipper of the team.

LSG vs KKR: Match Prediction

Lucknow was beaten in the previous game by Delhi Capitals but KKR won against RR. The former team have been one of the most consistent sides in this tournament and has won seven of their 10 matches and has 14 points to their tally with a superior NNR of +0.397. KKR on the other hand might have beaten RR but which will surely boost their confidence but they need to showcase perfection in all their remaining matches in order to qualify for the playoffs. LSG has a better chance to win tomorrow’s match if we go by the track record of IPL 2022.

LSG vs KKR: Fantasy XI

Lokesh Rahul hammered 451 runs in this tournament so far and can play a huge role with the bat once again.

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Quinton de Kock from Lucknow Super Giants smashed 294 runs in this tournament so far. He is a safe pick for the game.

Dushmantha Chameera from Lucknow Super Giants grabbed 8 wickets in this tournament so far and can come in handy once again here.

Nitish Rana from Kolkata Knight Riders hit 254 runs in this tournament so far and is a decent pick.

Umesh Yadav from Kolkata Knight Riders picked up 15 wickets in this tournament so far and is a main player from the bowling department.

Shreyas Iyer is the leading run-scorer for KKR with 324 runs in 10 matches at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 133.33.

Deepak Hooda scored over 30 runs in the last 2 games and is a trusted middle-order batter for the Lucknow franchise.

Andre Russell made 227 runs in 10 matches at an average of 37.83 and has picked 10 wickets too.

Krunal Pandya has picked 5 wickets in the last 3 matches and has bowled at a decent economy.

Mohsin Khan won the player of the match award in the last game as he picked 4 wickets for 16 runs in 4 overs. He’s a top pick for Dream 11.

Tim Southee from KKR picked 10 wickets in 5 matches He’s another top pick to be considered for the game.

Read more: IPL: Here are the list of Players who quit captaincy in the middle of a season

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